Play the visual way

At VizuVizu we’re devoted to developing young children’s visual-spatial reasoning and creative problem-solving skills through open-ended play!

Our digital products are based on the award-winning visual education method created by Y. Agam, a world-renowned pioneer of kinetic art. VizuVizu is a collaboration between Y. Agam and the Kadar family, among its portfolio of educational ventures.

A Curriculum Grounded in Research

The Agam Method teaches children to identify, analyze, and create with the visual building blocks that make up our world. Together, these building blocks, such as shapes, patterns, directions, and symmetry, form a universal “visual language.” The Agam Method has a long history of classroom implementation, research, and refinement dating back to the 1980s. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel led experimental studies to determine its impact on young children’s learning. Data from 1990 through 2007 indicate that children who engaged with the method made significant gains in early geometry and visual-spatial skills, including shape identification and deconstruction, visual acuity, and mental rotation of objects. Children also demonstrated significantly higher problem solving and school readiness skills, particularly in the areas of writing and math.*

* Eylon, B. and Rosenfeld, S. (1990). The Agam Project: Cultivating Visual Cognition in Young Children. Technical Report. Rehovot, Israel: Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science.

* Eylon, B., Hershkowitz, R., Ilani, L., Markovits, Z., & Rosenfeld, S. (2014). Educating the Eye. The Agam Program. A Research Report. Rehovot, Israel: Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science.

The Big Picture: Spatial Intelligence

Visual-spatial reasoning is crucial for many learning tasks, yet it is often overlooked in school. Our playful learning approach emphasizes visual-spatial skills, thus helping to narrow this important educational gap. There is growing evidence that spatial skills in preschool predict math learning in elementary school, particularly in the area of numerical reasoning. These same skills build a strong foundation for school readiness and success, and correlate with future creativity and achievement in the STEM fields.

Our Mentors Are Children

We are committed to the 3 C’s – context, content, and children – and thoughtfully consider each in every product development decision. We regularly visit schools to observe, play, and talk with a diverse range of preschoolers and kindergarteners as they explore paper and digital activities. They give us invaluable insights on our product approach, what they’re learning, and of course, the fun factor! Feedback from these young learners inspires refinements and enhancements that continually improve our products.